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is in the headlines a little more these days on the budget which is gun control. last night, harry reid said he will move a bill of universal background checks. you were part of a coalition that was discussing whether or not this was feasible. there is a poll this morning that the 85% of gun owners support this. you are an nra member. it seems like you have not signed onto to this bill. you must have grave concerns if the american public overwhelmingly supports. what are your concerns? >> almost every member of the senate does it -- how you do it is important. presently, the way it is designed or where we fell apart was on the record-keeping side of it. if you take that same poll among those same people, or if i percent absolutely do not want any record-keeping because they do not trust the government -- want anyutely do not record-keeping because they do not trust the government. i do not know a republican that does not want to enhance a universal background check. how do you do that and protect the second amendment at the same time is very important. , very close and the gun groups did not li
these days in the budget which is gun control. last night harry reid said that he will move a bill with universal background checks to the senate floor. you were part of a coalition discussing whether or not this was feasible. there's a poll out that says 85% of all gun owners support universal background checks. it appears that you've not signed on to this bill. you must have some pretty grave concerns if this is something that the american purble overwhelmingly supports. >> don't confuse two things. they support the checking to make sure you're not selling the gun to somebody that shouldn't have it. almost every member of the senate does that. how you do it is important. if you do it, which is presently the way that is designed or what, where we fell apart was on the record keeping side of it. and if you take that same poll among those same people, 45 or 50% of them absolutely don't want recordkeeping because they don't want to trust the government to not use that at some time in the future to limit their second amendment rights. but having said that, put that aside, i don't know
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